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Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

ARTS AND CRAFTS STYLE

Emerging in reaction to industrialization and mass production, the Arts and Crafts movement celebrated handcrafted design as a part of daily life. The history of Arts and Crafts furniture has roots in 1860s England with an emphasis on natural motifs and simple flourishes like mosaics and carvings. This work is characterized by plain construction that showcases the hand of the artisan.

The earliest American Arts and Crafts furniture dates back to the start of the 20th century. Designers working in this style in the United States initially looked to ideas put forth by The Craftsman, a magazine published by Wisconsin native Gustav Stickley, a furniture maker and founder of the Craftsman style. Stickley’s furniture was practical and largely free of ornament. His Craftsman style drew on French Art Nouveau as well as the work he encountered on his travels in England. There, the leading designers of the Arts and Crafts movement included William Morris, who revived historical techniques such as embroidery and printed fabrics in his furnishings, and Charles Voysey, whose minimal approach was in contrast to the ornamentation favored in the Victorian era.

American Arts and Crafts work would come to involve a range of influences unified by an elevation of traditional craftsmanship. The furniture was often built from sturdy woods like oak and mahogany while featuring details such as inlaid metal, tooled leather and ceramic tiles. The style in the United States was led by Stickley, whose clean-lined chairs and benches showcased the grain of the wood, and furniture maker Charles Rohlfs, who was informed by international influences like East Asian and French Art Nouveau design.

Hubs in America included several utopian communities such as Rose Valley in Pennsylvania and the Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony in New York, where craftspeople made furniture that prioritized function over any decoration. Their work would influence designers and architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, who built some of the most elegant and iconic structures in the United States and likewise embraced a thoughtful use of materials in his furniture.

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Style: Arts and Crafts
Stickley Brothers Antique Mission Oak Arts & Crafts Rocking Chair, Circa 1900
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mission or Arts & Crafts rocker By Stickley Brothers USA, Circa 1900 Solid quarter sawn oak, with newly reupholstered brown leather seat cushion. Measures: 25.5"W x 29...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Scandinavian pine wood Rocking chair
Located in Paris, FR
Scandinavian pine wood Rocking Chair - 1970s
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1970s Scandinavian Vintage Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

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Wood, Pine

Stickley Brothers Antique Mission Oak Arts & Crafts Rocking Chair, Circa 1900
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mission oak Arts & Crafts rocker By Stickley Brothers USA, Circa 1900 Solid quarter sawn oak, with original olive green leather seat. Measures: 25.25"W x 27.5"D x 34.5...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Oak Arts & Crafts Mission Rocking Chair, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and rare Arts & Crafts Mission rocking chair. Striking American design from the 1900s. Quarter-sawn oak frame with two hand-carved monks in the back rest. The rocking cha...
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Early 1900s American Antique Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Gustav Stickley Mission Oak Arts & Crafts Sewing Rocking Chair, Circa 1900
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mission oak Arts & Crafts sewing rocker By Gustav Stickley USA, Circa 1900 Solid quartersawn oak, with black leather seat. Measures: 18"W x 29"D x 33.5"H. Seat height:...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Gustav Stickley Mission Oak Arts & Crafts Sewing Rocking Chair, Circa 1900
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mission oak Arts & Crafts sewing rocker By Gustav Stickley USA, Circa 1900 Solid quarter sawn oak, with upholstered seat. Measures: 17"W x 24.25"D x 34"H. Seat height:...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Gustav Stickley Mission Oak Arts & Crafts Sewing Rocking Chair, Circa 1900
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mission oak Arts & Crafts sewing rocker By Gustav Stickley USA, Circa 1900 Solid quarter sawn oak, with tan leather seat. Measures: 17.25"W x 24.75"D x 31.25"H. Seat h...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Stickley Harvey Ellis Collection Arts & Crafts Oak and Leather Rocking Chair
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mission or Arts & Crafts style rocking chair By L. & J.G. Stickley, "Harvey Ellis Collection" USA, 2005 Solid oak frame, with original brown leather upholstered seat. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

L. & J.G. Stickley Antique Mission Oak Arts & Crafts Rocking Chair, Circa 1900
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mission oak Arts & Crafts rocker By L. & J.G. Stickley USA, Circa 1900 Solid quarter sawn oak, with brown leather seat. Measures: 26.5"W x 29"D x 38.5"H. Seat height: ...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Gustav Stickley Antique Mission Oak Arts & Crafts Sewing Rocking Chair
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Mission or Arts & Crafts sewing rocker By Gustav Stickley (model #2627) USA, Circa 1900 Solid quarter sawn oak, with brown leather seat. Measures: 18.25"W x 24...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Liberty and Co. A litte beech stained and original cane seated rocking chair
Located in London, GB
Liberty and Co. A sweet litte beech stained and original cane seated rocking chair with a wonderful wavy back flowing down while attatching to...
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Early 1900s English Antique Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Beech

Signed Gustav Stickley Antique Mission Oak Arts & Crafts Sewing Rocking Chair
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous antique Mission or Arts & Crafts sewing or nursing rocker By Gustav Stickley USA, Circa 1900 Solid quarter sawn oak, with brown leather se...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Fine Pair Of L.and J.G. Stickley Arts And Crafts Style Rocking Chairs
Located in Bridgeport, CT
From the Harvey Ellis Collection by Stickley in quarter sawn Oak frames with contrasting wood inlay and original Brown Leather seats. Though Harvey Ellis is generally and widely name...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Arts & Crafts Mission Oak Slatted Rocking Chair attributed to Stickley Brothers
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous heavy duty slatted rocking chair in excellent antique condition attributed to the Stickley Brothers furniture Co. Deep rich color to the...
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1910s American Vintage Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Oak

Arts & Crafts Fumed Oak Rocking Chair by Gustave Stickley, no. 311 1/2
Located in Shippensburg, PA
MISSION EBONIZED OAK ROCKING CHAIR NO. 311 1/2 Gustave Stickley ca. 1904-7, red ink maker's mark to the reverse Item # 309VAX24P Described in their 1904 catalogue as being "Craftsman...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Oak

No*10 Rocking Chair, Michael Thonet
Located in London, GB
A vintage No.10 bentwood and cane rocking chair in black lacquer by Thonet, Austria. The Model No.10 rocking Chair was designed by Michael Thonet circa 1860 - 1890, this example dates from circa 1900. The chair features a generously sized newly hand-woven cane seat and high back. The use of cane provides comfort for the sitter and gives the piece a visual lightness. Moreover, the high contrast between the black lustre...
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Early 1900s Austrian Antique Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Cane, Beech

Mission Arts & Crafts Rocker by Harden Quarter Sawn Oak w Leather Seat, C1905
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous large commanding arts & crafts rocker by The Harden co. Fantastic massive thick posts with wide and thick arms, slats underneath. Joints are mortise & tenon construction wit...
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Early 1900s American Antique Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Gustav Stickley Arts & Crafts Oak and Leather Rocking Chair, Fully Restored
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mission oak Arts & Crafts rocking chair By Gustav Stickley USA, Circa 1900 Solid quarter sawn oak, with brass studded leather seat and back. Measures: 25.5"W x 28"D x ...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

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Brass

19th Century Leather and Brass Trimmed Soleil Oak Rocking Chair
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Unusual and beautiful 19th century oak rocking chair with brass Helios - father of the sun - in brass on backrest and apron. Pressed brass circle trim throughout in immaculate shape...
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19th Century American Antique Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Brass

Vintage Hand Crafted Child's Teddy Bear Rocking Chair Stamped Tony Biele
Located in Lomita, CA
This charming teddy bear rocking chair in solid hardwood is perfect for the personal space of a little person. The chair has developed a nice patina and it is solid and tightly const...
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Late 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Wood

Arts & Crafts Mission Rocker by Gustav Stickley with New Leather Seat
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous Arts & Crafts rocking chair by Gustav Stickley, circa 1910. Quarter sawn oak with a new leather seat and padding. Mortise and tenon construction all pegged joints. Very comf...
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1910s American Vintage Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Brass

Antique Arts & Crafts Mission Jm Young Oak Rocker, Circa 1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Arts and Crafts Mission rocking chair by JM Young offers quarter sawn oak construction with upholstered back and seat, each arm having...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

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Oak

Stickley Harvey Ellis Collection Inlaid Cherry Wood Arts & Crafts Rocking Chair
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mission or Arts & Crafts style rocking chairs By L. & J.G. Stickley, "Harvey Ellis Collection" USA, 2004 Solid cherry wood frames, with inlaid marquetry, and orig...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

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Leather, Cherry

Limbert Mission Oak Arts & Crafts Rocking Chair, circa 1900
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mission or Arts & Crafts rocking chair By Charles P. Limbert Co. USA, circa 1900 Solid quartersawn oak, with newer teal leather upholstered seat. Measures: 25....
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Matti Savijärvi, Finnish 1920s Rocking Chair Made of Roots
By Matti Savijärvi
Located in Turku, Varsinais-Suomi
Finnish Sculptural rocking chair made from tree roots. Matti Savijärvi made these kind of chairs and often gave them as gifts to his artist friends, such as Jean Sibelius and Pekka H...
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Early 20th Century Finnish Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

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Wood

Italian Folding Little Rocking Chair
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
A simple Italian little folding rocking chair, light but sturdy : perhaps the memory of a "dolce far niente" under a porch, or for a beautiful little ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Fruitwood

Arts & Crafts Chair for a Child
Located in LELYSTAD, FL
Arts Crafts style chair for a child. Made of oak wood in France in the 1920s. The seat is made of papercord. A rare kind of rocking chair that rocks lightly, decorated with copper pl...
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1920s French Vintage Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

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Papercord, Oak

Rocking Chair & Travel Confessional from Baker and Co, 1930s
Located in Catonvielle, FR
Travel Confessional and rocking-chair in limed oak signed William Baker and Co, England 1920. The confessional part, openwork in its upper part, has a shelf, dimensions 145 cm high, ...
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1920s English Vintage Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Oak

Stickley Brothers in the Style of, an American Arts & Crafts Oak Rocking Chair
Located in London, GB
Stickley Brothers in the style of. A good quality American Arts and Crafts oak rocking chair, with a stylish curved and slatted back and a burgundy leather cushion.
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Early 1900s American Antique Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

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Oak

Hindeloopen Style Spindled Rocking Chair with Studded Emerald Green Leather Seat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hindeloopen style rocking chair with studded green leather seating, ornately carved wood frame. In very original condition with heavy signs of we...
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1930s Dutch Vintage Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

André Ferri, Swing Chair "Viga", in Freijo, 2018
Located in PARIS, FR
With this finely crafted swing made of Freijo wood, rope and brass, Andre Ferri gives a touch of originality while remaining in his poetic universe of suspended pieces. A touch of lightness, a reminder of childhood but also a reference to the way of life of the indigenous people of Amazonia who often use...
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2010s Brazilian Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Brass

Antique Arts & Crafts Mission Oak Ladder Back Hip Rail Rocker Rocking Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Arts & Crafts mission oak ladder back hip rail rocking chair. Cane seat, ladder back exposed dowel joinery, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, very nice antique i...
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20th Century American Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

Materials

Cane, Oak

Arts And Crafts rocking chairs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Arts and Crafts rocking chairs for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage rocking chairs created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include seating and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, oak and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Arts and Crafts rocking chairs made in a specific country, there are North America, United States, and Europe pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original rocking chairs, popular names associated with this style include Gustav Stickley, L. & J.G. Stickley Inc., J. M. Young and Sons, and André Ferri. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for rocking chairs differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $299 and tops out at $4,400 while the average work can sell for $1,536.

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